Planning & Management

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Q&A: Setting the bar high in the fight against diabetes

A brother and sister duo are producing snacks with properties that balance blood sugar levels, are anti-inflammatory and help those with diabetes.

How to tell when your business is suitable for franchising

Ombudsman calls for adoption of franchising inquiry actions

The ASBFEO has welcomed recommendations would rectify the unfair imbalance of power in the franchising sector.

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R&D tax incentive deadline looms

Businesses should reassess their R&D tax incentive position and talk to their advisers following some recent high profile court cases.

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Call for support for small retailers ahead of election

The umbrella body for the convenience store industry says fairer treatment of small retailers will play a role in the upcoming NSW election.

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Three inventory costs SMEs need to know and manage

Well-executed inventory management practices lead to accurate stock levels, a healthier balance sheet, a productive team, and most importantly, happy …

Dispute resolution

Top tips on winning a dispute against a franchisor

Attention to detail and understanding the Code of Conduct are key to success in a dispute with a franchisor.

workplace relations

Election showdown over workplace relations explained

All Australian employers should prepare for the most significant wave of reforms in workplace relations since the introduction of the Fair Work Act in…

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ASBFEO concerned with rise in ATO garnishees

When a garnishee issued on a small business funds are removed from its bank account meaning it can no longer pay staff and suppliers.

VARANASI, INDIA - MAR 25, 2018: Indian street food vendors near the holy Ganges river. According to legends, Varanasi city was founded by God Shiva about 5000 years ago.

Indian restaurant back-pays 22 workers

A gold Coast Indian restaurant has started rectifying its underpayments and will also make a $25,000 donation to a community legal centre.

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Key attributes businesses should look for in a technology partner

A technology partner needs a depth of talent and expertise in their field and a proven strong track record of delivery.

Find your true purpose

Building passionate businesses with purpose

How a fork in the road can ignite a new passion that becomes that becomes your purpose in work and life.


The real reason STP is being introduced

STP has been introduced by the ATO to help weed out small businesses that don’t pay superannuation or Pay-As-You-Go instalments to employees.

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Accountants’ digital content platform takes on new dimension

The IPA is set to introduce new communication mediums to engage with its members and prospective members through its new digital content platform.

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Small businesses call for more government support

A new study reveals that over two-thirds of SME owners say the federal government is not doing enough to support them.

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How can I protect my business in the event of my death?

Even if you have a will in place, it is important to ensure it is updated to ensure greater protection of your business in the event of death.

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Support for fairer online booking rules for Aussie small businesses

There are calls to ban “price parity clauses” from online booking contracts that restrict accommodation outlets offering deals on their own websites.


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